The Airstream Passes by Natsuki! (‘Hikouki Gumo’ PV Captures)
November 3, 2009

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Team B Transitions
February 1, 2009

Within the last few weeks, there have been a few additions and subtractions from Team B.

This is a simple, quick update.

Saeki Mika

Saeki Mika

Announced she’ll be on leave for six months.

Saotome Miki

Saotome Miki

De-moted herself to Research Student status.

Kohara Haruka

Kohara Haruka

Joined Team B.

Nakatsuka Tomomi

Nakatsuka Tomomi

Joined Team B.

Matsuoka Yuki

Matsuoka Yuki

Graduated Team B.

Noguchi Reina

Noguchi Reina

Graduated Team B.

This just sucks.  Within the eleven months Team B 3rd Stage was performed, all of the above occured AND Kikuchi Ayaka was fired AND Inoue Naru graduated.  It’s just too much.

This also means that there is again one position open in Team B.  I hope that it goes to a girl that can Team B back up to its former greatness.

Saotome Miki… Natsuki’s #1 Fan now a Research Student / SEED/ Kenkyuusei?
January 27, 2009

I’m sure everyone has already heard about this…

Saotome Miki as a Research Student

This is way too confusing.

New AKB48 Kenkyuusei has Peculiar Past
December 20, 2008

Fired AKB48 Team B member Kikuchi Ayaka was reported to have been seen at AKB48 JCB Hall concert last night.  Kikuchi was fired from both AKB48 and her agency, AKS in August after she allegedly had a boyfriend.  This prompt firing caused an uproar from both sides of AKB48’s fans, even inspiring petitions.

Traditionally, idols are not allowed to have any sort of significant others to retain their virginal image.  Recently Hello! Project member was at the center of a similar scandal, but was ignored.  Previously, other Hello! Project members have quit due to similar accusations.

Kikuchi’s firing was the first in AKB48’s three-year history.  She has now been selected to be a seventh-generation Kenkyuusei, or trainee member, of AKB48 with another nineteen girls.  This is only after being an incredibly popular member of Team B, having been an AKB48  selected member for the Romansu, Irane! and Baby! Baby! Baby! PVs as well as being a selected white-wearing member for Kouhaku and the AKB48 Shibuya AX Top 100 Concert.

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